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How do i change the wiper switch on a 2002 audi a6 quattro

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How do i change the wiper switch on a 2002 audi a6 quattro sedan
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  marcpod replied 7 years ago.

Welcome to just answer. Here is the procedure some of this may not be needed.

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Removing steering column switch

  • Disengage steering column adjustment.
  • Remove steering column completely.

  • Remove bolt -1- (2x). Tightening torque 3 Nm.
  • Remove handle -2-.

  • Remove two Phillips head screws (arrows).
  • Tightening torque: 0.6 Nm
  • Remove upper trim for steering wheel switch -1-.

To install, insert upper shell into catch in lower shell, swing down and bolt.

  • Remove bolts -2- (2x). Tightening torque 0.6 Nm.
  • Remove hex bolt -1-. Tightening torque: 0.6 Nm
  • Remove lower trim for steering wheel switch -3-.

  • Disconnect connector -1-.
  • Loosen bolt -2-. Tightening torque: 3 Nm
  • Disconnect connector -3-.
  • Remove steering column switch -4-.

  • Release cable ties and connectors located at the steering column.

For vehicles with automatic transmission, locking cable must be disengaged:

  • Place selector lever in park position.

  • Switch ignition key to position -B- "Ignition ON".
  • Lift interlock lever-1- slightly and pull locking cable -2- from ignition lock housing.

  • Remove nut -1- at universal joint.
  • Release tension on eccentric bolt by turning adjusting bolt (Torx T50) clockwise and remove bolt.
  • Disengage steering column adjustment.

  • Swing universal joint to side.

  • Remove socket head bolts -1- for steering column and remove steering column. Removing and installing steering lock housing, refer to Transmission and Drivetrain.
  • Check steering column for damage, Refer to Testing and Inspection.

Installing

  • Attach steering column to crossmember using 4 socket head bolts -1-.
  • Disengage steering column adjustment.

  • Attach universal joint to pinion gear of steering transmission.
  • Insert locking screw (Torx T50) through lower part and pre-tighten counter clockwise.
  • Insert hex nut and tighten to 30 Nm.

For vehicles with automatic transmission, engage locking cable:

  • Switch ignition key to position -B- "Ignition ON" to engage locking cable.
  • Place selector lever in park position.
  • Insert locking cable -2- in ignition lock housing. Make sure locking bracket -1- engages.

 

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Does this mean i have to take the steering wheel off?
Expert:  marcpod replied 7 years ago.
Yes it does.

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